Walt Disney Studios has entered into an agreement with Christie to provide digital cinema technologies and a variety of professional services for Disney’s production, postproduction, screening rooms and premieres. Also, Christie’s managed services will provide Disney’s engineering team with 24-hour support for its digital cinema facilities.
“Disney continues to push the limits of technology and innovation, and we at Christie are honored that we have this long-term opportunity to bring our considerable technology and service resources to bear to support Disney’s movie business,” said Jack Kline, president and COO, Christie Digital Systems.
The two companies will share projection technology ideas and innovations to improve the movie-going experience. Disney will have early access to emerging Christie technologies and provide input into product development, including laser projection, 4K projection and Christie’s integrated media block.
“Our agreement with Christie assures us of leading-edge projection technology and services for our motion pictures and our studio lot,” said Jeff Miller, president, studio operations, The Walt Disney Studios. “We’re also looking forward to working with Christie to refine and improve projection technologies.”
A combination of 2K and 4K Christie Solaria Series DLP Cinema projectors will be delivered to Disney in 2013, beginning with Disney’s worldwide headquarters in Burbank, Calif.